Ionica Sciences focuses on developing novel in vitro diagnostic assays for the detection of infectious diseases in humans. Our core technology combines the specificity of advanced molecular biology with the high sensitivity of optical detection methods. Ionica Sciences is initially focusing on developing improved diagnostic assays for tick and mosquito borne diseases like Lyme disease, Dengue virus, and Chikungunya virus.

The technology is composed of two equally important parts: a method for developing biologically derived recognition elements, and a highly sensitive and robust optical detection method. The method for developing the recognition elements is applicable to biological and small molecule targets, providing great latitude in terms of the application of the technology. These recognition elements are then modified with materials that provide large signal intensity that serve as proxies for the material the recognition element was designed to identify. This modification al...
Ionica Sciences focuses on developing novel in vitro diagnostic assays for the detection of infectious diseases in humans. Our core technology combines the specificity of advanced molecular biology with the high sensitivity of optical detection methods. Ionica Sciences is initially focusing on developing improved diagnostic assays for tick and mosquito borne diseases like Lyme disease, Dengue virus, and Chikungunya virus.

The technology is composed of two equally important parts: a method for developing biologically derived recognition elements, and a highly sensitive and robust optical detection method. The method for developing the recognition elements is applicable to biological and small molecule targets, providing great latitude in terms of the application of the technology. These recognition elements are then modified with materials that provide large signal intensity that serve as proxies for the material the recognition element was designed to identify. This modification also allows a single, highly sensitive optical detection method to be applied, irrespective of the class type of material that is targeted for detection.

While the ability to rapidly identify infectious diseases is the primary focus of Ionica Sciences, application of this technology can be envisioned in other arenas, including: forensic analysis, detection of counterfeit pharmaceuticals and environmental analysis. This flexibility would potentially give this technology access to multiple markets beyond disease detection.
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